Why SAAS (Software As A Service) is Better than Software in Regards to Handling Spam

Firstly you do not need to install yet another piece of Software on your computers, and if you have a company of any size this can for sure be cumbersome, even if it is a server side push install to the whole base. Spam and AV Software is known to slow windows systems down drastically, …

Philosophies of Spam Solutions

Our CTO and founder, Ron Edison, recently wrote an article for Business Solutions Magazine called Philosophies of Spam Solutions.  It is now being featured on their website and I wanted to give you an excerpt here: While spam by the billions reaches out to users around the globe, they are scanned, blocked, deleted, sorted, filtered, …

What was your first email of 2009?

Been seeing people complain on twitter that the first email they received in 2009 was spam. While I would love to offer each and everyone of those people a trial of our email filtering software (haven’t heard anything from our guys) it is an interesting thing to note. The “email marketing” and spamming culture in …

Watch for Boxes to Check or Uncheck

It seems that whenever you buy something on the Internet this leads to more email spam in your mailbox. However, a lot of legitimate companies are starting to recognize that selling your email address to someone or even spamming them themselves without your consent gets them in trouble. However instead of being very overt and …

Want to Market and not Spam

I get asked often how someone can not be marked as spam when trying to market. There are two main things you have to do: 1) Only email people who actually want your information. The best way is to get people to sign up for your list with a double opt-in (they have to check …

Spammers Getting Called Out by Yahoo

I was doing a search on Yahoo today and found the below: In case you can’t read it, it says at the top: “1 potentially harmful website is marked on this page” Then under the link to the actual listing (and before the description text) it says: “Warning: Unsolicited Emails”

Spamming When We Want to Help

I hate it when any system is abused by using our compassion for our fellow man to make a buck. During times of disaster the spammers have been known to take advantage of our desire to help each other by phishing us and getting our information. Because of the recent earthquakes in China, there are …

Changes to CAN-SPAM act

Seems there are some changes to the CAN-SPAM act recently, all approved by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Below is the quote straight from the FTC website, but the most interesting part to me is #1. Effectively saying that all emails must allow you to unsubscribe in one of two ways: a) Send a reply …

What Happens When You Sue an Anti-Spyware Company

In case you missed it, Zango is sueing anti-spyware company Kaspersky Lab alleging that the company interfered with Zango’s business relationships with consumers by removing Zango adware from people’s computers. Now people get Kaspersky product specifically for the purpose of removing adware and spyware, which serves consumers pop-up ads based on their Web-surfing activity. If …

Automatic Confirmation Request

I hate these types of services, I am a real person and find this annoying: “This is an automatic confirmation request from ;. “In an effort to fight spam, I have asked my email host, Big Giant Media, Inc., to install a spam filter on my mailbox. To prove that you are a real person …

Disposable Email Addresses

I have an old practice of using a hotmail address for all my on-line registration activities, keeps my main email address clean of spam (even before we started Internet Defense Technology it worked pretty well, but did start getting spam though I thought I had never used it, problem handled since we got started). New …